Singing Out Loud On The Underground
Every so often my iPod (which I keep on shuffle most of the time) whacks me with a track that is so good that it - literally - stops me in my tracks. Last night it was 'Welcome Now' - as perfect a piece of pop as you will ever hear although hardly typical of Eyeless In Gaza - that had me singing aloud at the top of my voice as I exited Seven Sisters station. I got a few odd looks...
As luck would have it, after Welcome Now the iPod played 'Just Walk In My Shoes' by Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers (with the magnificent Terry Reid on lead vox), and then 'Who Do You Love' by Quicksilver which, along with the Greasy Truckers version of Spunk Rock, pretty much justifies the existence of live albums on its own.
Anyway, here is the first of a number of compilations that I'm going to post over Christmas. Unlike my other postings, all of these tracks *are* available on albums and I'd urge you to go out and buy the originals because you won't be disappointed.
JHB prima ipod tracks volume one
- David Crosby - The Wall Song (from Graham Nash David Crosby, 1972)
- Deke Leonard - Razor Blade And Rattlesnake (from Iceberg, 1972)
- Eyeless In Gaza - Welcome Now (from Back From The Rains, 1986)
- Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity - Let The Sunshine In (from Streetnoise, 1969)
- Keith Christmas - Forest And The Shore (from Pigmy, 1971)
- Modern English - Tables Turning (from After The Snow, 1982)
- Paul McCartney - Monkberry Moon Delight (from Ram, 1971)
- Stephen Stills - Cherokee (from Stephen Stills, 1970)
- The Comsat Angels - Island Heart (from Time Considered, 1984)
- The Doors - Queen Of The Highway (from Morrison Hotel, 1970)
- The Faces - You Can Make Me Dance, Sing Or Anything (from Snakes And Ladders - The Best Of The Faces, 1974)
- The Sound - Temperature Drop (from Heads And Hearts, 1985)